In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the the security of commercial open source, Google's surprise launch of ODF support, Uganda adopting free and open source software, and more! Week of December 22 - 27, 2014.
This is a Special Edition of our weekly open source news roundup, as we look back at the top news stories in 2014! I looked most closely at news in the areas of business, government, and education. There has also been some remarkable news where you would not expect, on how open source is helping to... Read more
What is the meaning of open source? Find out how taking matters into your own hands makes all the difference in this article by a seasoned software engineer.
A team of National Geographic Explorers set out to the Okavango Delta in the African wilderness to measure water quality, wildlife sightings, and more using open hardware and the Raspberry Pi as well as open source software. They created a portal to share data openly, preserving a piece of African... Read more
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google (again) embracing open document formats, the Marines going Linux, the European Commission updating its open source policy, and more!
Jono Bacon previously spent 7 years as a community manager at Canonical. Today, he is the senior director of community at XPRIZE: an organization that creates big prizes for teams to help them reach their goals. They believe that facilitating competition, and rewarding it, can change the world.... Read more
Open source ten years ago and today. A lot has changed, for the better.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open source speech system from Stephen Hawking, Docker getting a competitor called Rocket, the White House playbook, and more!
Google Code-in is an initiative for 13-17 year olds to get involved in open source software projects. Participating organizations select its top five participants as finalists and its top two to win the grand prize of a trip to Google headquarters in California, USA with a parent or a guardian.... Read more
Openwashing is when a company undertakes egregious marketing and promotion schemes that exaggerate their participation in / contributions to / licensing of open source software. How can you be sure you are aware and not affected?